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When football and golf collide: the very best videos

Kaka and friends train on a golf course (©GettyImages)
Kaka and friends train on a golf course (©GettyImages).

The Ryder Cup finally gets underway today in Chicago today as Europe begin the defence of the crown they so dramatically won at Celtic Manor two years ago.

Football's favourite past-time will take centre-stage for the next three days as the very best from both sides of the Atlantic do battle.

So in honour of this historic competition, GMF took the opportunity to dig out it's favourite football golf videos.

Our first video sees the boys at Manchester United taking to the golf course to play in a Ryder Cup challenge of their own. Forming two teams of three, Europe v the Americas of course, John O'Shea, Wes Brown and Darren Fletcher go head to head with Anderson, Rafael and Fabio Da Silva in a chipping challenge. No prizes for guessing that the South American boys can barely hold a golf club, let alone chip a ball into a bucket from distance.

Next up its officially the best golfer in the world Rory McIlroy taking on a football classic - the crossbar challenge. As if it wasn't hard enough to with a football the northern Irishman shows he's something a bit special by cracking the crossbar with a golf ball after a few warm-up shots. Be honest, how many of you think they could do that?

Finally it's Kaka's own interpretation of how golf should be played - and we much prefer it this way. The Real Madrid star has recently earned a recall to the Brazilian national squad, what chance he celebrates his call up by pulling on his plus fours?

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